<dreamer mode on> It might be interesting to gather a "definitive" list of musical genres, and obviously can't be done by a single person. The musical classifications changes from site to site. While it's true that many artists don't really fit well inside a single genre/style. Most have a highly dominent style. It would be nice if every site/marketplace could use the same genres for the same artist<dreamer mode off>
Religious (no matter the religion)
Classical (not to be confused with "old" of course)Religious (no matter the religion)
I split my catalogue into two -- classical music and the rest. The reason is not that Merzbow has more in common with Malmsteen than with Mahler, but that classical music is largely released on a "by composer" basis, and everything else in my collection largely by performer. (Adaptations: Tribute albums -- "all these amateurs cover your favourite band in order to cash-in on their name" -- are treated as if the original were the performer, though. Contemporary composers ... let's say I don't have much doubts on neither Ligeti nor Zappa.)
Now ... where to put ragtime?
BTW In the album list of foobar2000 you can view by genre and see how much (albums) of each you have.
Quote from: GeSomeone on 23 July, 2012, 05:51:20 PMBTW In the album list of foobar2000 you can view by genre and see how much (albums) of each you have.Yeah ... if you have tagged it with genre. Or if you are willing to trust your metadata provider. Which, in case of freedb, is an anarchy of opinions, and I am not sure whether Discogs is much better.
What about extending these binary choices to allow for combinations? Say, if someone comes up with something the two of you guys recognize as a genre, say "mating calls":Genre 001: punkGenre 010: houseGenre 011: music which is both punk and houseGenre 100: mating callsGenre 101: music which is both punk and mating callsGenre 110: music which is both house and mating callsGenre 111: music which is both punk and house and mating callsGenre 000: music which is neither